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A transition for everyone

Our vision is to help shape a sustainable world that is fair and inclusive

Our vision is to help shape a sustainable world that is fair and inclusive through the framework of the ‘just transition’. For a transition to be sustainable in the long run, no segments of society should be left behind.

Investing in a just transition

Perhaps nowhere is this more pressing than in emerging markets, where economies that are more dependent on energy-intensive sectors risk being disadvantaged by the global fight to curb carbon emissions.

Accordingly, we are increasingly focused on ensuring that our goal to finance a sustainable future goes beyond pledges alone to real-world implementation and impact. We believe that targeting a net-zero future in this way depends on driving decarbonisation, not divestment.

We recognise the importance of providing finance to those industries that might be the largest source of emissions today but will be critical in achieving net zero worldwide in the future. Therefore, through dialogue we use our influence as investors to encourage positive change in corporate behaviour, even in countries where the transition is not linear, or may take more time due to the nature of their economies.

For instance, we can use our long experience and deep reach in emerging markets to encourage companies to identify impacted stakeholders and put in place a transition plan covering the production and use of energy through engagement.  

Just Transition engagement perspectives

With our presence in emerging markets and especially in Asia, we can direct capital towards regions, sectors and countries where climate will be most critical, and where innovation and value-generation opportunities are still developing to help our clients achieve their financial and sustainable investment goals.

Just transition - Investment perspective

Just transition - Investment perspective  

A just and inclusive transition - inforgraphic

A just and inclusive transition - infographic 


The information presented may refer to HSBC Asset Management's global AUMs/figures and global policies. Even though local entities of HSBC Asset Management may be involved in the implementation and application of global policies, the numbers presented and the commitments listed are not necessarily a direct reflection of those of the local HSBC Asset Management entity.